Carbon Neutral Printing
From the tree that makes the paper, through to the delivery truck that delivers your printed wedding invitations to your doorstep, CO2 is expelled into the atmosphere. And as we all know by now, CO2 emissions are the biggest driver of global climate change.
Carbon neutral printing is an effort to balance out the carbon expelled during the entire print process (including paper manufacturing and tree felling). Whilst there might be a few ways of achieving this, we here at Utterly Printable have opted to create our own in-house micro-offsetting program. We calculate the emissions generated by your stationery printing (and delivery) and give you the choice at checkout to offset your emissions. We take the money raised and give it to sustainability charities such as the World Land Trust so that they can protect and plant forest habitats. In doing so, the carbon emissions of your order are balanced out. This is carbon neutral printing with Utterly Printable.
In its truest form, card is a stiff board made of tree pulp. But you probably knew that already! Card is more expensive to manufacture than normal paper, but the added bulk does mean it is more durable. The increased cost and sturdiness of card means that – culturally speaking – card is used for important, formal events and announcements. It holds a gravitas that paper doesn’t. For this reason, card is the mainstay of items such as traditional wedding invitations, formal christening invites and elegant funeral announcement cards, to name just a few.
At Utterly Printable, we have 3 great card stocks for you to choose from: 350gsm, 324gsm and 650gsm. They all have their different advantages. You can find out more about our printed, premium card stocks here
Ceremony programs, also known as order of service booklets, are printed guides to help guests navigate their way through a ceremony. Depending on the length of the service, the ceremony program can be a simple card folded in half, or an 8-page or 12-page stapled booklet.
The majority of wedding ceremony programs tend to be 8 pages in length, whilst funeral ceremony programs can vary a lot more. But in both cases, the program carries information on the content of the ceremony, including hymns, songs, readings and directions for the congregation.
Change of Address Cards
Also known as ‘new home cards’, change of address cards are a simple printed product that an individual sends out to friends and family when moving address. The idea is that your contacts can update your address in their diary so that any future correspondence arrives in the correct place. Change of address cards are traditional and functional, but also a great way of keeping loved ones abreast of your movements.
A christening is the naming ceremony offered by the Christian Church. It is a symbolic celebration and statement of intent to bring your child up within the values of the Christian Church.
A christening ceremony is often a fairly formal occasions attended by the family and close friends of the baby. As such, many parents opt to formally invite people to the occasion using printed christening invitations.
Also known as desk stationery or note cards, personalised correspondence cards are a traditional piece of printed stationery used to post to friends and family. Traditionally sized at A5 or A6, they often have details of the sender printed on them (name and/or address), along with some light design details. However, the most important detail of a correspondence card is the blank section in the middle where you write your message, thought or best wishes to your pen pal.
Available on 3 premium card stocks, we have a broad range of both modern and traditional correspondence cards for you to personalise.
We send all of our full print runs out with couriers. Whilst there are many to choose from, in our experience DPD are the best…so that is who we use! In most instances, they offer excellent tracking and, in our experience, have the highest level of successful, on time deliveries.
We will email over your DPD tracking information once your parcel is handed over to them. You will be able to follow your print delivery as it progresses. You can find out more about our turnaround times, shipping and delivery here.